Civil War timeline

By 2ma
  • Election of 1860

    •Lincoln won the election and it caused the south to secede.
  • Fort Sumter

    In south Carolina and the south won
    First battle of the civil war
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Happened in Virginia, close to the city of Manassas. First major battle of the Civil War. Confederates won.
  • General Robert E. Lee

    General Robert E. Lee takes command of the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Union won. Confederates wanted to win so they started to fight harder.
  • Battle of Williamsburg

    The confederate retreated from Yorktown, Hooker's division encountered the Confederate rearguard near Williamsburg.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Happened in Maryland
    The north wins
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    Battle of Chancellorsville

    Happened in Virginia
    The south wins
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    Battle of Vicksburg

    Happens in Mississippi

    North wins
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Happened in Pennsylvania
    North wins
  • Gettysburg address

    Gettysburg Pennsylvania
    Most famous speech given by Lincoln in honor to all the men who died at the battle of Gettysburg
  • Battle of Atlanta

    Happened in Georgia
    North wins
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman marched to Savannah with his troop and burned down everything on the way.
  • Appomattox courthouse

    The south surrenders
  • Lincoln's assassination

    John Wilkes Booth assassinates Lincoln